Melons

Melons

Nothing is more addicting than fresh cantaloupe on a summer day. Tasting warm melon straight from the garden is an experience everyone should have. Before you know it you will have eaten the whole thing! Popular melons include Muskmelon, Crenshaw and Honeydews.

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The Tuscany Melon is a cantaloupe that has beauty and taste! This melon's flesh is one of the most flavorful muskmelons available. Originating in Italy, the deeply ribbed 3-5 lb. Tuscany has a small seed cavity and fine rind. This variety is very high in vitamin C and vitamin A, making it very nutritious! Tuscany is also a great storing cantaloupe that will keep up to 2 weeks if refrigerated.

The large Honey Dew Stutz Supreme Melon has a fresh taste that can't be beat! This honey dew melon has smooth tan skin with a delicious orange flesh. The honey Dew Stutz Supreme thrives in full sun and requires heat to develop full flavor. This rare melon will keep producing until frost. Certified Organic. Learn more about our organic seeds.

Planters Jumbo is a great tasting cantaloupe that has a firm rind, smooth heavy netting, and thick deep orange flesh. This melon is 7x6" diameter, 4-4.5 lb. and is Powdery and Downy Mildew resistant. Planters Jumbo grows on a vigorous vine does well in drought or high rainfall. This melon is perfect for both home or local market growing.

Olympic Express is an early maturity melon that is good for mid season growing. This variety has great taste, excellent firmness and very good interior color.

The Juane Canary Melon is an old heirloom football shaped melon with a canary yellow rind and a creamy, white to green flesh. This 4-5 pound melon has a delicious sugar sweet taste that is perfect for summer picnics! This variety will keep well in full sun.

The Sakatas Sweet is a beautiful and sweet oriental melon that grows no bigger than a softball! With a harvest weight of 10-12 ounces, the gray-green skin ripens yellow-green with a soft green flesh that is highly aromatic. This melon is fun to grow and does well on a trellis. After harvest, Sakatas Sweet can be stored for a few weeks. This variety has been grown in the East for centuries and is now making an appearance in American markets. You can eat both this tasty melon's flesh and skin!

The Hales Best Jumbo Melon is a local market and home grown favorite. This cantaloupe was developed by a Japanese market gardener in California and became widely popular because it combined excellent flavor with earliness. This beautiful oval melon has a deep green skin and golden netting with a very appealing salmon colored flesh. Hales Best Jumbo is an aromatic melon that is truly a sweet treat! Organic seed available.

The Crenshaw Melon is a large pear-shaped cantaloupe with a juicy flesh! These large melons have a wonderful sweet flavor! Crenshaw is definitely a family favorite that grows best in warm, dry climates. These melons are pear-shaped and have a green-yellow, salmon pink flesh.

The Charentais Melon is an old French heirloom with a superb flavor! This variety is a well known 2-3 lbs. heirloom melon that has light grey-green skin with a vibrant orange flesh. Charentais is one of the best tasting melons that is super sweet and very fragrant! This melon sells great at farmer's markets.

The Haogen Melon has thick medium green flesh and a refreshing honey flavor. This smaller sized melon makes it perfect for home gardens and markets. The Haogen is a unique green fleshed melon with yellow and green skin. High yielding, this melon's vines will bear 10 or more fruit! Certified Organic. Learn more about our organic seeds.

Organic - The Hales Best Jumbo Melon is a local market and home grown favorite. This cantaloupe was developed by a Japanese market gardener in California and became widely popular because it combined excellent flavor with earliness. This beautiful oval melon has a deep green skin and golden netting with a very appealing salmon colored flesh. Hales Best Jumbo is an aromatic melon that is truly a sweet treat! Conventional seed available.

The Rich Sweetness is a very petite little melon that typically stays the size of a baseball! These little melons usually do not exceed a quarter pound. The inner flesh is a smooth creamy white and is very juicy! These melons live up to their name and are very aromatic. Rich Sweetness' flavor is reminiscent of honeydew and cantaloupe.